TVA Donates $5,000 to Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center
December 3, 2010
RAINSVILLE, Ala. -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has donated $5,000 to the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center to help finish seating construction at the center’s new arena in Rainsville.
The arena is part of a 43.5-acre campus on the north side of Rainsville which includes stables, a recreational vehicle park and a lake. The center opened in September as a cultural, entertainment and community affairs facility for Rainsville and northeast Alabama.
“This project is part of TVA’s commitment to help the communities we serve,” TVA Valley Relations Manager Jason Harper said.
"The donation came at the perfect time,” said Larry Traylor, a member of the Agri-Business Center’s board of directors. “The additional bleachers will boost the seating capacity to over 3,400.” Through partnerships with local power companies, TVA serves more than 470,000 households in 16 counties in northeast Alabama.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
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